Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor Not to Pass Bill Similar to Indiana LawShortly after lawmakers in Ar
kansas approved a religious freedom bill Tuesday that is similar to Indianas controversial legislation, Walmart called on Arkansas Gov. Asa
Hutchinson to veto the measure.
Todays passage of HB1228 threatens t
o undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout t体彩大乐透028期开奖号 he state of Arkansas and does not reflect the values we proudly uphold, Doug McMillon, CEO of the Arkansas-based retailer,
said in a statement. For these reasons, we are asking Governor Hutchinson to veto this legislation. HB1228, which the Republican Governor said Monday he intends to sign, is similar to a law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week that has received fierce backlash by critics who say it will allow state-sponsored discrimination against the LGBT community. Wa
lmart, the No. 1 Fortune 500 company, joins a list of high-profile figures and institutions, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who have discouraged Hutchinso
n from signing
the bill. Read next: The Debate Over What Indianas Religious Freedom Act Is
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